[ale] $299 Linux PC's
runman at speedfactory.net
Sat Aug 9 17:38:56 EDT 2003
especially since the OS could be near 1/2 of the price - and is not even
able in some instances to be used on another machine (see the VPR Matrix (?)
of Best Buy). Freakin' mfgr's "system CD's.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ale-admin at ale.org [mailto:ale-admin at ale.org]On Behalf Of Jim
> Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2003 5:25 PM
> To: ale at ale.org
> Subject: Re: [ale] $299 Linux PC's
> Sean Kilpatrick wrote:
> > On Saturday 09 August 2003 05:11 pm, Eric Melo wrote:
> >>What is Sam's Club? is it a store??
> >>And why all the entiasm in geting a box all setup?
> > Sam's Club is a competitor of Costco and other "discount"
> > marketers who require an annual fee to shop in their stores.
> > Careful shopping can net significant savings -- but all
> > items come packaged in large amounts. This is fine when
> > feeding teenagers or running a boarding house, not so useful
> > for a married couple whose children are long gone from the
> > nest.
> Hey! If you've got the closet space, then even single people can save on
> stuff like paper towels and laundry detergent.
> > The appearance of a low-end computer with any verison of
> > Linux already installed is significant as it marks a crack,
> > even if microscopically small, in M$'s monolothic structure.
> > By way of comparison, the other computers on the showroom floor
> > this afternoon all had Windows SP Home Edition as the installed
> > OS.
> It's also nice knowing that you're not paying the Microsoft tax when you
> buy the computer. If you hate them, then why give them your money?
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